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Monday, April 14, 2003

BN population statistics

Ya know how on the home page the number of posts are listed and the number of dollars earned are listed....wouldn't it be nice if it also listed the number of subscribers? Then we could see how BN is growing or reducing. Is such a thing possible?

Sunday, April 13, 2003

i'm so LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'm freaking loudi'mscreamingcan'tyouHEARME!!)_*$_!*$_*!)$%&)%@Qu120597


hi everyone.  tomorrow it will be 86.  today i'll sit inside and eat candy.  thank you.

Saturday, April 12, 2003

Awful quiet in here............

I'm actually on the computer while the family is breaking in the brand new/first DVD. Must be an addiction. (BEEP).

Wednesday, April 9, 2003


No Joke!  I'm writing the life story of a male to female transgender person.

Here's you chance to ask what you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

I'd really appreciate some input, I want to cover as wide a range as possible, so don't be shy.

Thanks in advance

DOC XRAY, you still there?

We had a blogger who was contributing from Kuwait just before the bombing started. Hope all's well. Answer up, Doc!


Either I'm getting it right, I'm chickening out, or I've found more time.

1. I've gone back and chopped out some of my more gratuitous comments.

2. I went back and edited a blog a little before anyone had a chance to read it.

So what if I can't swear my kid's homework's done? My blog looks better.


professional browsers

I read the following comment from Big V "I saw BN was thinking about making a special section for professional browsers for talent. They are already here!" Would BN care to comment?

Monday, April 7, 2003

Is there a code of ethics/ professionalism in blogging?

If so, where can I find it?

If not, should we as a group have a town meeting and write one for BN?

On the one hand we talk about getting more readers [purely a business decision] and on the other we ream each other on the front page.  In my experience the two do not go hand-in-hand. 

Also, if one is truly offended or challenged by a blog, there is no need for personal attack.  All one need do is write a blog with the counter view.  Maybe I have missed it, and it is very possible I have, but I have never heard Dan Rather attacking a fellow journalist on the air nor have I read printed journalists taking their precious space to attack someone who holds a viewpoint contra their own.  Instead, they spend time working to convince others they have the straight scoop. 

If this is truly the first real free press, it might serve us to evaluate and adopt some rules of professional deportment.

I could take this issue onto the front page, but believe issues such as this should be resolved in this private setting without artificially inflating the position of  a blog's poopularity, somthing I have benefitted from in the past, or engaging in endless chat about possibly having maybe hurt someone's feelings inadvertently for days on end. 


Saturday, April 5, 2003

Motivation versus (only) money

I think this is evolving  nicely, a lot of self-questioning and self-policing going on, alterations in fomat to fit the changing nature of the bloggs and their categories. But I wonder why bloggers ...well, BLOG.

Money or the hopes of it: certainly a factor. But as more bloggers jump aboard (increasing the capital influx), then the more writers start posting, some of whom may be very prolific (diluting most people's chance to earn anything). Suggestive of a jackpot system every quarter or something? And I think that the price of coffee for two ast Denny's is way under what then service needs to encourage foks and to keep the staff motivated. 

Peer recognition: the longer we interact, the greater this will be, as long as we play nice and the ringmasters keep us in line.But how does one gauge peer interest? Bloggs reach high rankings with NO comments, and NO income to speak of, suggestive of a tabulational fluke. Maybe a counter. And charge those of us (me!me!)with diseased egos a minimal fee for a counter.

Market exposure: hmmmmmm. What are the chances a porfessional scouting for talent who would pay better than BN signing in? Could this be enhanced? Y'all copyrighting your material so it doesn't pop up on Letterman or the PAX channel?

A chance just to get it out and receive  feedback, or just to share it:  there, dear bloggers, we need to do more in the way of comments, mutually supportive postings, emails.



TIERED SERVICE: If people love "skins" and "faceplates" on their programs and cell phones, they'll love them on blogs. Have graduated fees for graduated goodies.

What say, all?



What is it worth?

Kidnykid brings up a point: if $2.99 is too little, how much would we be willing to pay each month? Remember that we all share in the expenses here.

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